TITLE

A time of change, opportunity

AUTHOR(S)
Andrews, Susan
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Furniture/Today;9/3/2007, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the challenges and opportunities facing the furniture industry in the U.S. with the closing of Joan Fabrics Corp. and Quaker Fabric Corp. The fallout from the closures continues to affect all segments of the industry, from manufacturers to retailers. Meanwhile, other retailers are enjoying their positions in the market after the closure of Joan Fabrics and Quaker Fabric.
ACCESSION #
26463613

 

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